Reese’s Cup Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Super moist banana bread made with peanut butter and Reese's cups. You'll love every last bite.
This bread is dangerously delicious. If you love peanut butter and chocolate (and banana bread!), then you are in the right place, friends.
…or the wrong place. Depending on your self control (er, or lack of, as the case may be ????).
This banana bread is dense and indulgent and bursting with some of the best flavors of all time ever: peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas. And Reese's Cups. This bread is PACKED with Reese's Cups.
Who's on board?? ???????? ???????? ???????? ???????? ????????
If you're the healthy sort, you should know that it's packed with FOUR hefty bananas as well. So… you know. It's basically health food. ????
The key to super moist banana bread? Really, really, REALLY ripe bananas. In fact, I usually let mine get even more brown than what you see in this picture. I let these guys sit on the counter for an additional few days before turning them into another drool-worthy banana bread creation (recipe coming soon guys!).
If you're lucky, you can snag over-ripe bananas that are on their way out in some grocery stores for clearance pricing. Which is always the best thing ever.
Or, if you really can't wait for bananas to ripen on their own, try this trick for ripe bananas in less than 30 minutes.
The other ingredient that contributes to INCREDIBLE moist bread in this recipe is the peanut butter. This banana bread is simply my mom's recipe with an additional 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter. So I left all the ingredients we normally use in her banana bread– which is moist already– and just added to that!
More good fat (PB) + 4 whole bananas = the most heavenly moist banana bread of all time.
Plus, this recipe is really super easy. It takes kind of a long time to bake, but the prep is a breeze (you don't even need a mixer)! And all that time in the oven means your house is going to smell ah-mazing while it's baking.
You're gonna fall in love, I'm telling you.
We haven't even talked about all the stuff inside the bread yet!!
Although, I guess there's not all that much to say. There are A LOT of chocolate chips and Reese's Cups in this bread. Like, a lot.
Annnnnnd that pretty much sums up that. ????
If have been looking for a wow-your-pants-off-delicious banana bread recipe… well, let me tell you– this is THE ONE.
- 4 medium overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 egg
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped Reese's peanut butter cups
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Whisk together the bananas, sugar, egg, oil, peanut butter, and vanilla until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and just mix until batter forms.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups, careful to not overmix.
Line a 9x5 loaf pan with foil or parchment and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55 minutes (start checking for done-ness at 45 minutes, cover the top with foil at that point if needed to prevent over-browning).
Let cool before slicing.